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The Social Security COLA and Medicare Part B Premium: Questions, Answers, and Issues

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Publication Date: October 2009

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care planning)

Keywords: Medicare; COLA; Premiums

Type: Report

Abstract:

This brief explains how the lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2010, and no or low increases through 2012, will affect beneficiaries' monthly premiums for Medicare Part B, as well as the implications for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.